Contribution to UNRWA Health Programme for Palestinian Refugees
UNRWA delivers basic health services and is responsible for contributing to a healthy living environment for Palestine refugees in the Middle East.
From among all the Palestine refugees in the Middle East, almost 2 million reside in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. This population in particular suffers from the long-term effects of socio-economic hardship. Specifically in the Gaza Strip, the blockade continues to impair critically the supply of essential medical goods, delaying reconstruction and hindering patient referral. Those living in the Gaza Strip are experiencing worsening health conditions, despite the fact that access to the health services of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and UNRWA are available in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
This grant contributes to the UNRWA health program for Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East and is specifically earmarked towards the 2011 health program for Palestine Refugees in Gaza and West Bank.
The overall goal of the project is to enable Palestine refugees to live long and healthy lives in Gaza & West Bank. The specific objectives are:
1. To ensure universal access to quality, comprehensive primary health care;
2. To protect and promote family health;
3. To prevent and control diseases.
The expected results include (but are not limited to):
- Improved rational use of drug & correct prescription of drugs
- Decrease in maternal mortality rate
- Decreased morbidities among school children
- Increase in new family planning acceptors
In the West Bank:
- Palestine refugee women receive comprehensive maternal healthcare covering preconception, antenatal care, access to hospital for deliveries and perinatal care
- Quality in-patient care is provided in Qalqiliya hospital
- Outpatient services are offered for both general and specialist consultations with adequate patient/doctor contact time
- Non-communicable diseases are properly managed through detection and follow up